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PC Locking UP

By Finster
Feb 13, 2004
  1. My PC has been having problems on occasion of locking up. This was only happening once in a while when I ran mIRC, but not everytime. However, this has happened to me 3 times tonight and I did not have mIRC running.

    When this occurs, my PC locks up approx every 30 seconds for approx 30 seconds. When it does do this, I lose my internet conneciton which is cable/RoadRunner. At this time I am forced to reboot. I did noticed this last time this happened, that it appears it locks up everytime the PC attempts to make a conneciton to something like email, website, ping command, etc..

    So I think I have determined what is causing the lockups, but cant seems to figure out why this is happening. Below is a list of my system as well as a screen shot of my proccess that were running the last time it had locked up on me. ANY help would be greatly appreciated! Please feel free to email me at dolfan@nc.rr.com.

    Processor: AMD Duron 1.6
    Motherboard: K7SEM
    Memory: 384MB (1-256 chip and 1-128MB chip)


    Running Processes:

    ASYSMGR.EXE
    BTDOWNLOADGUI.EXE
    CCAPP.EXE
    CCEVTMGR.EXE
    CSRSS.EXE
    EXPLORER.EXE
    LSASS.EXE
    MDM.EXE
    NAVAPSVC.EXE
    POPUPSTOPPERPROFFESIONAL.EXE
    SERVICES.EXE
    SMSS.EXE
    SPOOLSV.EXE
    SVCHOST.EXE
    SVCHOST.EXE
    SVCHOST.EXE
    SVCHOST.EXE
    SYSTEM
    SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS
    TASKMGR.EXE
    WINAMPA.EXE
    WINLOGON.EXE


    Again, any help would be greatly appreciated. THis has been driving me crazy!

    Glen
     
  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    IRQ conflict?

    One thing I would definately do is close every possible process you have running other than svchost.exe, winlogon, and explorer. To get rid of Norton AV running in the background I believe you need to stop a Service (run, services.msc, locate the service, right click and hit Stop). See if it still happens.

    At first it most likely seems to some sort of conflict somewhere.
     
  3. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Boot into the Option Menu (F8) and select Safe Mode. See if your system locks. If it doesn't, then, as the other guy said, you have a resource conflict. To troubleshoot this, from Start, Run, type MSCONFIG. Tab over to the Start Menu and uncheck items that are not required to run Windows (research before unchecking). Now try again in normal mode. One other rare thing to consider, your screensaver. If you have one, select None ... then test.
     
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